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Completely frivolous Marmite poll

by Sassafras Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 03:33:18 PM EST

Good taste or not?


Poll
Marmite is...
. gorilla toe-jam. 31%
. the one way the English can prove themselves tougher than the Australians. 0%
. the British equivalent of durian fruit. 0%
. the scrapings of brewing barrels. 5%
. quite nice actually. 26%
. What is it with the British and Marmite? 36%

Votes: 19
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I cannot live without Marmite.

And it is great with toasted kestileipä - http://www.fazergroup.com/templates/Fazer_ProductInfo.aspx?id=686&epslanguage=FI

But with 187 regularly sold Finnish commercial breads - there is plenty of choice for combination with Marmite.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 04:11:59 PM EST
As a beer fan I should adore the stuff, but I can't. It's utterly disgusting.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 04:24:22 PM EST
If you don't get marmite soldiers as a kid, you'll never adjust to it. It's the first solid food after the breast, so it is not surprising that it is so deeply ingrained in those that love it.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 04:30:15 PM EST
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I find Marmite and the breast a jarring juxtaposition...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 04:36:39 PM EST
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A jar of Marmite?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 04:40:14 PM EST
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Well, not jugs of it.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 05:02:27 PM EST
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This is the best poll, I've seen on this blog site! While living in the UK, I just couldn't wait to try marmite, then I almost couldn't wait to spit it out.  You can guess my vote.  Yeah, real gorilla toe-jam.  The same for Bovril another UK, via the Argentine, delicacy.

Is there a US equivalent (of gorilla toe-jam disguised as nourishment) that anyone knows of?  Big Macs you say! Might have to agree.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 10:01:03 PM EST
I could never fathom the attraction for peanut butter.
I understand the addiction to Nutella if one got used to it as a kid, but peanut butter...

A french cheese to love or to hate: Cancoillote. It comes from the "franche Comté" region, and I believe it is already difficult to find somewhere  else in France.


La répartie est dans l'escalier. Elle revient de suite.

by lacordaire on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 05:02:11 AM EST
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I could never fathom the attraction for peanut butter.

Nor do most people in Hungary. Which is unfortunate, because I'm in love with them, ever since in my childhood we got a bottle of pindakaas from our relative in the Netherlands, but enterprising local production died and shops rarely import it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 01:16:33 PM EST
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one of the few things I couldn't get past my nose to even try.  no thanks..
by HiD on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 03:51:48 AM EST
What the heck is this Marmite thing? Until ET I hadn't even heard of it.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 04:01:39 AM EST
Same here.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 07:57:35 AM EST
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I first tried Marmite when I was about 15. Perhaps this is why I don't fit the general reaction. I don't love it and I don't hate it. It's just ok.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 05:07:16 AM EST
It's a good source for Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, B12, Folic acid and is fully approved by the Vegetarian Society.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 08:18:34 AM EST
So are cornflakes, and they're not a scary colour.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 08:20:05 AM EST
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Monsieur Montignac does not approve of cornflakes. Too high GI.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 08:21:53 AM EST
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As Marmite themselves say "You either love it or hate it"

I love it - and it's only a scary colour if you booze too much...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 08:23:59 AM EST
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 08:20:31 AM EST
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Great! We need more frivolous !

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Thu Nov 16th, 2006 at 05:53:24 PM EST
Can't live without it !

The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing
by deviousdiva (thedeviousdiva@gmail.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 11:39:26 AM EST
Coincidently I met a 60ish Finnish CEO last night at dinner who discovered Marmite at the age of 40 and was looking forward to toast and Marmite this morning, probably with a slight hangover like my own ;.)

Anyway he professed to be addicted to it.

He is the ONLY adult convert I have ever met.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 11:46:42 AM EST
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I never had Marmite until I was 18.

Adult or not?  I thought I was.  :)

But I suspect that years of being told there was no point in trying it made me pretty determined to like it.

by Sassafras on Sun Nov 19th, 2006 at 10:08:36 AM EST
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That makes two ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Nov 19th, 2006 at 12:23:37 PM EST
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